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Nov 14, 2017
Palestinian children's rights focus of new US bill
(Al Jazeera)
Members of Congress introduce the first-ever bill that seeks to promote the rights of Palestinian children living under Israeli military occupation.
Nov 13, 2017
People are divided on Colin Kaepernick being named GQ's 'Citizen of the Year.'
(Upworthy)
Football player Colin Kaepernick has donated money and energy to AFSC and other organizations working against racism and for human rights.
Nov 11, 2017
For undocumented immigrants, trying to find a path to citizenship is a maze of uncertainty
(Greensboro News and Record)
Laura Garduño-García organizes with AFSC for just immigration policies.
Nov 10, 2017
Taxes Taxes Taxes Taaxxeess....TAXES!
(West Virginia Public Radio)
Commentators discuss the impact of the federal budget on West Virginia.
Nov 8, 2017
US faith groups publish statement defending right to boycott Israel
(Middle East Monitor)
U.S. faith groups have published a statement in support of the right to boycott, asserting that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is protected by the First Amendment.
Nov 8, 2017
Blacks, Latinos face heftier prison time
(Blacks, Latinos face heftier prison time)
In Arizona and across the state, Black and Latino people are disproportionately targeted by the criminal legal system.
Nov 6, 2017
Temporary Protected Status to end for Nicaragua in 2019; decision on Honduras pending
(NorthJersey.com)
TPS is extended for six months for people from Honduras, but ended for those from Nicaragua.
Nov 6, 2017
This program has saved thousands of lives. Now Trump is threatening to end it.
(Washington Post)
How activists enacted the law — and how they can save it.
Nov 3, 2017
Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status nervously await Trump's decision
(NorthJersey.com)
Thousands would be impacted if TPS is not extended.
Nov 3, 2017
Dover Indonesian detainee: ‘I am free now’
(Seacoast Online)
Terry Rombot, the Dover man detained by immigration officials in August, was released from custody by a federal judge.
Nov 3, 2017
Palestinian American Quaker takes helm of American Friends Service Committee
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
AFSC's new General Secretary Joyce Ajlouny is profiled in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nov 2, 2017
The visa lottery wins America goodwill. Ending it is a mistake.
(Washington Post)
The visa lottery is a meaningful and important tool that should be preserved.
Nov 2, 2017
Indonesian man facing deportation released from jail
(WMUR)
A federal judge in New Hampshire ordered that an Indonesian man facing deportation should be released from jail.
Nov 2, 2017
Northampton City Council passes resolution urging U.S. Congress to reallocate military spending to fund 'human and environmental needs'
(MassLive)
The Northampton City Council unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to reduce military spending.
Nov 2, 2017
Trump’s Call to End the Diversity Visa Has Nothing to Do With National Security
(The Nation)
The immigration lottery is a rare chance for those who are not already wealthy or well-connected to legally come to the United States.
Oct 30, 2017
Asylum-Seekers Linger Longer Behind Bars
(WNYC)
Asylum seekers are denied parole and are detained for long periods of time.
Oct 28, 2017
U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes to begin testing soon
(CBS News)
Despite controversy, prototypes for a border wall were finished in San Diego.
Oct 27, 2017
How to Put Coalfield Workers Back to Work
(West Virginia Public Radio)
AFSC's Rick Wilson talks about development and the West Virginia economy.
Oct 27, 2017
Information Is Power
(Jacobin Magazine)
How a group of researchers helped strengthen and scale up the anti–Vietnam War movement.
Oct 27, 2017
Catholics back TPS to avoid family break-ups, putting people at risk
(Crux)
Catholics and other people of faith call on the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protected Status.
Oct 26, 2017
5 opinions from in the shadows of Trump's border wall prototypes
(CNN)
AFSC's Pedro Rios explains why building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is a bad idea.
Oct 25, 2017
At least 1,100 in Arizona could lose TPS coverage, face deportation
(Arizona PBS)
Hundreds travel to Washington, DC to advocate for an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
Oct 25, 2017
Mexican immigrant takes sanctuary in western Colorado church
(The Journal)
A Mexican immigrant and activist who has lived in western Colorado for 16 years has taken refuge in a church to avoid deportation.
Oct 25, 2017
Colorado now has more immigrants in church sanctuary than any other state
(Denver Post)
When Sandra Lopez claimed sanctuary last week at Two Rivers Unitarian in Carbondale, she became the fifth person living in sanctuary in the state.
Oct 25, 2017
Former Evergreen resident Encalada LaTorre defies deportation orders
(Canyon Courier)
Ingrid Encalada LaTorre entered sanctuary at Foothills Unitarian Church in Fort Collins.

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